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Project Title: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science

PIN: DEPS-SSB-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

Sheffer, Abigail

Subject/Focus Area:
Computers and Information Technology; Earth Sciences; Space and Aeronautics

Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science
January 17, 2018 - January 19, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Abigail Sheffer
Phone: 202-334-3863


Agenda updated 01/12/18
Open and Closed sessions subject to change.

January 17, 2018


Experiences and Challenges in Open Source Policies

1:00 pm Session A
Paul Woodward, University of Minnesota (via telecon)
W. Raphael Hix, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Matt Kunz, Princeton
Michael Hirsch, Boston University

2:30 pm Break

3:30 pm Session B
Mike Wiltberger, NSF
Sky Bristol, USGS (via telecon)
Michael Hirsch, Boston University

4:00 pm Open discussion - committee and speakers

5:30 pm Adjourn for the day

January 18, 2018


10:00 am Dicussion of legal considerations - Contracts, Grants, Licensing
Courtney Bailey, NASA Office of General Counsel
Scott Barber, NASA Office of General Counsel
Daniel Lockney, NASA Technology Transfer Program

12:00 pm Working Lunch

1:00 pm Dissemination, Support, Maintenance & Enforcement Issues
Bill Jacoby, American Journal of Political Science
Gus Muench, American Astronomical Society Journals
Howard Ratner, CHORUS
Brad Fenwick, Elsevier

January 19, 2018

Note to Observers: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its activities. The committee will examine the information and material obtained during open sessions in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on discussions during this meeting will be doing so prematurely. Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the committee’s activities.
Note to Presenters: If your presentation contains unpublished data, ITAR controlled and/or other sensitive information, please be aware that the open sessions at the meeting will be webcast and presentation materials given to the committee may be posted on a publicly accessible website. Please edit your presentations accordingly.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Chelle Gentemann
Mark Parsons
Lorena Barba
Kelle Cruz
Brenda Dietrich
Christopher Fryer
Joe Giacalone
Sara Graves
Joseph Harrington
Elva Jones
Maria Kuznetsova
Melissa McGrath
Aaron Ridley

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed draft writing assignments and planning for their third meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 12, 2018